Etiquette For Australians Who Want To Be Posh

Published by Stickboy on January 22nd, 2011

Australian Etiquette

Extract from the Australian Etiquette Handbook for Aussies wanting to be Posh.

GENERAL:
1. Never take a beer to a job interview.
2. Always identify people in your yard before shooting them.
3. It’s tacky to take an esky to church.
4. If you have to vacuum the bed, it’s time to change the sheets.
5. Even if you’re certain you’re included in the will, it’s rude to take the trailer to the funeral home.

DINING OUT:
1. When decanting wine from the box, tilt the paper cup and pour
slowly so as not to bruise the wine.
2. If drinking directly from the bottle, hold it with only one hand.

ENTERTAINING IN YOUR HOME:
1. A centrepiece for the table should never be anything prepared by
a taxidermist.
2. Don’t allow the dog to eat at the table, no matter how good his
manners.

PERSONAL HYGIENE:
1. While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this should be done in
private, using one’s OWN ute keys.
2. Even if you live alone, deodorant isn’t a waste of money
3. Use of toiletries can only delay bathing a few days.
4. Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a no-no, as it detracts from a woman’s jewelery and alters the taste of finger foods.

DATING (Outside the Family):
1. Always offer to bait your date’s hook, especially on the first date.
2. Be assertive. Let her know you’re interested: e.g. “I’ve been wanting to go out with you since I read that stuff on the dunny door two years ago.”
3. Establish with her parents what time she’s expected back. Some will say 10:00 PM, others might say “Monday.” If the latter is the answer, it’s the man’s responsibility to get her to school on time.

THEATRE ETIQUETTE:
1. Crying babies should be taken to the lobby and picked up after the movie ends.
2. Refrain from talking to characters on the screen. Tests have proven they can’t hear you.

WEDDINGS:
1. Livestock is a poor choice for a wedding gift.
2. Kissing the bride for more than five seconds may get you shot.
3. For the groom, at least, rent a tux. A track suit with a cummerbund and a clean football jumper can create a tacky appearance.
4. Though uncomfortable, say “yes” to socks and shoes for the occasion.

DRIVING ETIQUETTE:
1. Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles, even if the gun’s
loaded and the roo’s in sight.
2. When approaching a round-about, the vehicle with the largest
tyres doesn’t always have the right of way.
3. Never tow another car using pantyhose and duct tape.
4. When sending your wife down the road with a petrol can, it’s
impolite to ask her to bring back beer, too.

via email from Tommy True Blue



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